Prince Harry laughs as Jack Whitehall calls him 'King of Banter' at Royal Variety Performance: Watch video

Prince Harry may have admitted host Jack Whitehall made him nervous as he attended the 2015 Royal Variety Performance, but he had no cause for concern. The Prince could be seen laughing in the audience as the comedian referred to him as his hero and the "King of Banter" on Friday.


After praising Harry's military achievements and work with the Invictus Games, Jack told Harry: "Yes you've served your country with distinction in the British Army. But more importantly than any of that…. You're the kind of guy on a night out who doesn't see a shopping trolley, but a ride home."


Prince Harry laughed as Jack Whitehall called him the "King of Banter"

He continued to say that Prince Harry is the kind of friend you want with you when another friend has one too many and passes out during a night on the town.

"Stand back, I've got this. You get a Sharpie. You take out a camera phone. You hand me that razor. Those eyebrows are coming with me," he joked. "Yes, ladies and gentleman, he may only be a Prince. But when it comes to banter, all hail the King."

Following the joke, Prince Harry could be seen laughing in the audience and wagged his finger at Jack.

The Prince appeared in high spirits during the show

The 31-year-old was in high spirits throughout the show, which featured performances from One Direction and Little Mix, as well as Beverly Knight, Ricky Martin and Josh Groban. The annual performance, recorded at London's Royal Albert Hall, will be screened on ITV in December.

At 27, Jack is the youngest ever host of the show. Ahead of the performance, the funnyman said he was looking forward to entertaining his royal hero.

"It's a tremendous honour to be hosting the Royal Variety Performance," Jack said. "Having been lucky enough to perform for Prince Charles and Prince William in previous years, I look forward to the opportunity of sailing a little too close to the wind in the presence of Prince Harry this time round."

The event is staged in aid of the Royal Variety Charity, whose patron is the Queen. Money raised from the show helps people from the world of entertainment in need of care and assistance.